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2016 - 2017 Guest Lecture Series in Gilbert
In conjunction with the GPS Gifted Education Parent Council, Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted hosts a quarterly guest lecture series each year. These are great opportunities for parents to learn about giftedness, additional resources, and to network with other parents who understand your unique journey of parenting a gifted child. New this year: Our January event is for gifted kids AND their parents. We look forward to seeing you!
MEETING INFORMATION FOR 2016-17
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Greenfield Junior High Library
101 South Greenfield Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
September 15, 2016
"Building Bridges with Your School as You Advocate for Your Gifted Student." It's the start of a new school year. Your gifted child has a new teacher. How do you build a respectful relationship with the teacher and principal while still advocating for your child's needs? Come hear Stephanie Newitt, president of Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted, share tips and personal experiences to help you on this journey.
November 10, 2016
"Insights into the Learning Style of the Visual-Spatial Learner."
Did your child score high in the "non-verbal" category in his/her gifted testing? What does non-verbal even mean? What does it mean to be a "visual-spatial" learner? Come hear local and beloved gifted experts, Joy Arnett and Shari Murphy, explain the often misunderstood learning style of those who prefer "visual-spatial" processing.
January 19, 2017
"What I wish I would have known about giftedness as a gifted kid." For gifted kids AND their parents. Come hear gifted teacher and comedian Michael Bailey share his insights through humor and story. Parents, you will delight as you eaves drop on the stories Michael will share with your children. For gifted children, ages 8 and older and their parents. Michael is a former ALP teacher in GPS.
April 20, 2017
"Electronic Games: A Blessing or Curse for your Gifted Child?" Summer is coming! Will your kids spend the entire vacation in front of a screen? What are the pros and cons to screen time for gifted children? Otto Seigel will share research, insights and parenting tips on this important topic.
State Events with AAGT
September 17, 2016
8th Annual AAGT Parent Institute -
Theme: Tools and Tips to Advocate for Gifted Children
Time: 9am - 3pm
PLACE: The Herberger Young Scholars Academy
ASU - West Campus
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
There will be an Enrichment Program for children grades K-8.
Visit the AAGT website for registration details
February 2 & 3, 2017
2017 AAGT Annual Conference
Theme: Gifted Education 2.0: Leaving Behind the Status Quo
When: 8am - 5pm each day
Where: Black Canyon Conference Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Visit the AAGT website for more details